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nothing to do but to add perjury, and swear Lord Orford knew of it, and they may plead their pardon. Tell Lady Eichcourt this. Lord Orford knew of her gallantries: she may plead her pardon. Good night! I have not a moment to lose.
78.   To THE HON. HENEY PELHAM.
SIK                                                        Downing Street, May 17.
I have no pretence in the world to give you this trouble, but by knowing from your own example how right it is to undertake anything for a friend. Yet, Sir, if the favour I am going to ask is the least impertinent, I beg you will punish it, by taking no notice of it.
There is fallen a small living in Lancashire in the gift of the Crown, by the death of Mr. Tully the incumbent; 'tis called Adlington or Adlingham1, and is worth about an hundred a year. If I could obtain it for Mr. Ashton of Lancaster, a clergyman who lives with me, and who is reckoned to have some merit, I should think myself extremely happy, and much more so, if I could add it to the very great obligations which we already have to Mr. Pelham.
I am Sir,
your most obedient humble Servant, HOB. WALPOLE.
79.   To HORACE MANN.
May 20, 1742.
I SENT you a sketch last post of the division on the Indemnity Bill.    As they carried the question for its being
LETTER 78. — Not in 0.; now     was held by Ashton for some years,
printed from original in British     was Aldingham, in north Lanca-
Museum (Add. MSS. 82, 699).                 shire.
1 The name of this living, which
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